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Coeur d'Alene Tribe supports bill for property tax exemption

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is supporting a bill that would exempt tribal owned land from property taxes.

The tribe has paid property taxes on land within its reservation. No other government is required to pay similar taxes.

"What it comes down to is there aren't any government entities that pay property tax in Idaho," tribal spokesperson Heather Keen told The Coeur d'Alene Press. "No county governments, no city governments, no school districts or highway districts. Property owned by these entities aren't taxed, and property owned by the tribe should be treated the same."

House Bill 140 only applies to tribal land within reservation boundaries.

Get the Story:
Tribes vs. property tax (The Coeur d'Alene Press 2/12)
Idaho tribes propose tax law clarification (The Spokesman Review 2/11)

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